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On 20 January 2020, Regional Directors for UN agencies in East and Southern Africa held a joint press conference on their agencies' responses to the escalating humanitarian crisis in Mozambique, where more than half a million people have been displaced by the violent conflict.


When Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique on the 14 March, more than 1.8 million people were affected, including around 438,000 women of reproductive age. That is thousands of women and girls that had to find a way to manage their menstruation after the devastation brought about by the cyclone - this is the story of Vitoria. Directed by Lauren Anders Brown as part of the Womenstruate Documentary.


Quando o ciclone Idai atingiu Moçambique em 14 de março, mais de 1,8 milhões de pessoas foram afectadas, incluindo cerca de 438,000 mulheres em idade reprodutiva. São milhares de mulheres e meninas que tiveram que encontrar uma maneira de administrar a sua menstruação após a devastação provocada pelo cyclone - este e a história da Victoria. Dirigido por Lauren Anders Brown como parte do documentário Womenstruate.


Obstetric fistula is a serious injury that occurs at the time of delivery, causing incontinence and leading to the social exclusion of women. In Mozambique, it is estimated that the disease affects 2000 women. In this Health and Life program, with the special participation of UNFPA Resident Representative in Mozambique Andrea Wojnar, learn how to prevent and treat the disease, as well as its impacts on the lives of women who experience this condition.

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On 23 May, UNFPA Mozambique co-hosted a concert series, Estamos Juntos em Casa, led by artist and social activist, Stewart Sukuma. Commemorating the 2020 International Day for the Elimination of Obstetric Fistula, Stewart brought along other well-known Mozambican singers, Selma Uamusse and Cheny Wa Gune, to raise awareness of this preventable childbirth injury amongst the public in Mozambique.


No dia 23 de maio, o UNFPA Moçambique co-organizou um concerto, Estamos Juntos em Casa, liderada pelo artista e ativista social Stewart Sukuma. Comemorando o Dia Internacional da 2020 para a Eliminação da Fístula Obstétrica, Stewart acompanhou outros cantores moçambicanos conhecidos, Selma Uamusse e Cheny Wa Gune, para aumentar a consciencialização sobre esta condição que é a fístula entre o público em Moçambique.


Depois do debate aberto para Reflexão Sobre o Empoderamento dos Jovens e a Proteção da População Vulnerável em Situações de Emergências humanitárias - UNFPA junta-se ao governo e ativista juvenil na TVM no Dia Mundial da População.


O UNFPA em Moçambique, procedeu ao lançamento do relatório ‘Estado da População Mundial 2020’ com um debate virtual ao vivo a 15 de julho, forneceu uma oportunidade para reunir representantes do Governo, sociedade civil, ativistas sociais e parceiros internacionais para discutir o casamento prematuro e outras práticas prejudiciais no contexto de Moçambique. A discussão oferecerá perspetivas diversas e complementares, abordando as normas sociais e culturais associadas ao casamento prematuro, o impacto do casamento prematuro na vida das raparigas, os custos para a comunidade em geral, e as intervenções legislativas e programáticas necessárias para eliminar essa prática, incluindo no contexto do Covid-19.


Em comemoração ao Dia Internacional da Juventude 2020, a Representante do UNFPA em Moçambique, Andrea Wojnar juntou-se à Secretária de Estado da Juventude e Emprego no Lançamento da Semana da Juventude na Câmara Municipal no dia 7 de agosto.


In commemoration of International Youth Day 2020, UNFPA Mozambique Representative, Andrea Wojnar joined the Secretary of State of Youth and Employment at the Launch of Youth Week at City Hall on the 7th of August.


Alusivo ao Lançamento da disseminação dos Mapas Cartográficos na Província de Maputo, a Representante do UNFPA em Moçambique, Andrea Wojnar juntou-se a Secretária de Estado da província de Maputo, a Presidente do Instituto Nacional de Estatística e Representante do Conselho Municipal da Cidade de Maputo numa cerimónia para marcar este evento.


On the occasion of the Launch of the dissemination of Cartographic Maps in Maputo Province, UNFPA Representative in Mozambique, Andrea Wojnar joined the Secretary of State for Maputo Province, the President of the National Statistics Institute and Representative of the Maputo City Council in a ceremony to mark this event.


On 23 May, the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula draws attention to a condition that affects women all over the world, especially in developing countries. In Mozambique, it is estimated that more than 2,500 new cases will appear in 2019. UNFPA works to prevent fistula and the mortality of mothers and babies. Early marriage and the lack of primary health care are the main causes.

‘This is caused by a prolonged and unassisted delivery, an obstructed delivery, where the baby cannot be delivered because the head is bigger than space. Two, three days later, this process causes complications that are these orifices. The woman experiences urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and everything comes out through the vaginal canal’, explained to UNFPA Mozambique, Dr. Alberto Alforma, who works in the Provincial Hospital of Pemba, Cabo Delgado.

Muastaha Amadou. 43 years old, got fistula during her 8 th pregnancy. Two years ago, she was in the community with no access to the health center. After two days trying to give birth to her child, she went to the hospital, but was not possible save the baby. She got fistula and one year after suffering with this condition, she was operated by Dr. Alforma. Muastaha’s brothers and all her family supported her and helped her receive treatment. In 2017, she has resumed her life. “My life was very difficult. I couldn't walk, sleep, go around. I just stayed indoors. When I returned home after losing the baby, the feces did not stop leaking and the feces did not stop leaking and many of my clothes were dirty. If I had been in this condition until today, I would not have survived, said Muastaha.